Lake Desolation from above….

You saw the mountainside flower garden just below the other side of the ridge here…and the image below is what you can see when you look down the ridge in the opposite direction.  From approximately 9,600 feet in elevation, you can see out through Millcreek Canyon, clear across the Salt Lake Valley, and visualize the open pit mine on the eastern face of the Oquirrh Mountains…the western geographical boundary of the Valley….

Lake Desolation from above

25 responses

  1. Heartafire

    beautiful photography, amazing depth! Nicely done!

    August 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    • Thank you, Hollie.

      August 29, 2013 at 8:27 am

      • Heartafire

        my pleasure!

        August 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

  2. A nice photo of this beautiful landscape.

    August 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    • Thanks, Bente. 🙂

      August 29, 2013 at 8:27 am

  3. Wow (yet another wow!) You’re doing some serious climbing and getting some uncommonly gorgeous shots! Your images feel almost like being there.

    August 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    • I’m glad they take you there, Gunta. It’s wonderful being out there, as you know. 🙂

      August 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

  4. This is a very satisfying shot. It looks like the water level is low – was this taken recently? Isn’t it funny how the evergreens have arranged themselves in such a pretty, park-like manner?

    August 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    • Hello, Lynn – the photo is actually from June of this year…and yes, the water level is a bit lower than it was a couple of years ago when we had record snow-fall. It is a big higher, though, than it was last year, so that’s actually comforting to see. And yes, it’s rather funny how the trees have arranged themselves out there. 😉

      August 29, 2013 at 8:30 am

      • Have I already asked you this – anyway, have you read Terry Tempest Williams? Thinking about the different water levels from year to year makes me think of her.

        September 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

        • No, you haven’t, and no, I haven’t, either. 😉 But maybe I should read her, given that she’s from my state and addresses concerns that effect our natural world. From my brief reading about her, she seems to have made quite an impact…even being acknowledged by President Clinton when he dedicated one of our national parks here in Utah. Thank you for the introduction…..

          September 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

  5. This seems like such big country! it’s hard for a forest dweller like me to wrap my mind around it.

    August 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    • It is a rather big country out there, Allen….probably similar to looking down at your forests when you’re on top of your granite covered mountains in NH.

      August 29, 2013 at 8:31 am

  6. Looks more like Lake Tranquility to me!

    August 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    • There is a lot of tranquility to be had out there, Gary. 🙂

      August 29, 2013 at 8:32 am

  7. Phenomenal! I’d like to be floating on my back in that water, looking up at those gorgeous mountains!

    August 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    • That would give you a different perspective, for sure!

      August 30, 2013 at 6:45 am

  8. Such a tranquil scene Scott. Love the light on the hills. Beautiful!

    August 26, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    • It’s a wonderful destination, Adrian…the hike isn’t too strenuous getting there, but it’s always nice to sit a while and admire the view.

      August 30, 2013 at 6:47 am

  9. A strong feeling of depth to this. An intimate feel to the immediate foreground and also the grand vista stretching to the distant horizon. Well constructed image, Scott.

    August 28, 2013 at 2:54 am

    • Thank you very much, Andy.

      August 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

  10. Such gorgeous green mountains….love it.

    August 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    • I’m with you there, John.

      August 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

  11. Amazing, the background looks like a painting. And you have worked your 3D magic again! Beautiful, Scott.

    September 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

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